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April 21, 2015 10:57 AM ET

Auto Components

Company Overview of Detroit Diesel Corporation

Company Overview

Detroit Diesel Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and services heavy-duty diesel engines, axles, powertrain parts, transmissions, and telematics products for the commercial transportation industry. The company offers front, single rear, and tandem rear axles. Its products are used in commercial vehicles, long-haul and severe duty trucks, factory-certified used trucks, buses, and motor coaches and motor homes. The company markets its products through a network of dealers and distributors, as well as its distribution centers in North America and internationally. The company was formerly known as Detroit Allison Division and changed its name to Detroit Diesel Corporation in 1988. The c...

13400 Outer Drive West

Detroit, MI 48239-4001

United States

Founded in 1938

6,660 Employees

Phone:

313-592-5000

Fax:

313-592-7288

Key Executives for Detroit Diesel Corporation

Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 64
Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Age: 71
Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 60
Chief Compliance Officer, Program Manager of 2010 Emission Program and Member Executive Committee
Age: 63
Chief Quality Officer
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Key Developments

Detroit Diesel to Invest USD208 Million to Upgrade Michigan Plant in US

Detroit Diesel will invest around USD 208 million to upgrade its Redford Township plant near suburban Detroit in Michigan (United States). The company will add new machinery and equipment for a new medium-duty diesel engine line at the nearly 75-year-old plant. The expansion is expected to create 245 jobs at the plant, which currently employs 2,268 people. Detroit Diesel's expansion plan has been approved by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which has offered the supplier a performance-based grant of USD 1.3 million. The project is expected to start in the second quart of 2015.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Plans to Expand Manufacturing and Assembly Capacity in Redford Township

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of Michigan Business Development Program incentives to the company planning expansions in the state. Detroit Diesel Corporation plans to expand manufacturing and assembly capacity at its current facility in Redford Township to include production of the new asymmetric turbocharger as well as truck transmission assembly. The company plans to invest up to $77.2 million and create 50 new jobs, resulting in a $250,000 Michigan Business Development Program incentive. Michigan was chosen over a sister facility in Mexico. Redford Township has offered a 12-year property tax abatement valued at $6.6 million.

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